Archive | October 2015

Killeen Police Asking for Assistance Identifying a Person of Interest

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Officers responded to the Family Dollar store at 416 W. Rancier Ave. on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:33pm, in reference to an aggravated robbery.  The reporting party told officers that two males wearing masks entered the store. One suspect waited by the door as the other suspect pointed a weapon at the employee and demanded money.   The suspects fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was hurt during this robbery.

A person of interest, possibly related to the aggravated robbery, has been identified as being in the store on a previous occasion and detectives have attached photographs of him.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Aggravated Robbery or who can identify this person of interest is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS or send an anonymous tip at or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  All information is anonymous and confidential.  If your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Asking for Help from the Community in Identifying two Burglary Suspects

On Monday, October 12, 2015, officers responded to the Motel 6 at the 800 block of E. Central Texas Expressway in reference to a burglary.  Officers were told, by the reporting parties, that several of their personal items were missing from their motel room.  The security video shows two males walking the hallway trying to open doors. When the suspects got to the victims room they opened the door and took the victims property.

Attached are photographs of the two suspects from the security video footage.

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Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the suspects in this Burglary, to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8377) or go online anonymously at or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the text or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  All information is anonymous and confidential; if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Warns Citizens of Email Scams

Killeen Police would like to inform citizens of con artists that have increased their efforts to obtain money from law abiding citizens.

There are two different emails that are currently being sent out to citizens all over Texas and they are scams.

One email scam will state that there was an issue with your last ATM Withdraw and will instruct the recipient to download a re-activation form. The email will look like this one:


Subject: Your Last ATM Withdrawal (CARD COMPROMISED)
                                                                                              Dear customer, There was an issue with your last ATM withdrawal, you are hereby MANDATED to automatically re-activate    your ATM debit card to avoid your bank account from being compromised or suspended. Download The CBN re-activation form attached this message to Re-activate.

-Supply CBN Information Secretary

Quickteller Channel.

The other popular email scam will be sent by a Universal King that will advise the recipient that they are entitled a large sum of money. The email will look this:

From: Universal King Oliver Adesioye<>

(1) By means of the landed universal capitals (from me, and that shall definitely be on the planet Earth in the universe), I (i.e. Universal King Oliver Olabanji Adesioye) made the Earth glorious, and universal economic centre, accordingly.
(2) On the Earth, Ondo Kingdom (as created by me on June 26, 2015) coexists with the Ondo Kingdom (under the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom) in the same area of land.
(3) Universal throne (from me) has been in danger in the said area of land: City of Dallas (in Texas in USA) has a hand in the said situation, given a honourary citizenship of this city awarded to the current Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom in year 2015.
(I) So, I hereby fine each human inhabitant of the said city of Dallas universal equivalent of US$10,000 per day, until the said city withdraws, accordingly.
(II) The governments of the planet Jupiter and Saturn (from me) shall have power to receive the said fine accordingly.


       To help prevent yourself from being a victim you should:


  1. Never give out your personal information to include your banking information.
  2. Do not send your debit card to anyone or give out your card numbers.
  3. Contact the police immediately if you think someone is trying to scam you.

        Remember if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is! 

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Charge Suspect in 2014 Murder Case

Killeen Police charge suspect in bus driver’s murder.

Andrew Lenard Hardesty

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Pine Dr. on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 5:30am, after receiving numerous calls about shots being fired in the area. Upon their arrival, they found a 64 year old female in her driveway with a gunshot wound. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced the victim, Christine Watkins, deceased at 6:05am.

Detectives followed numerous leads and continued to investigate this case.  Through their investigation, they were able to identify a person involved in this murder.  This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and on October 1, 2015, a complaint was returned charging 30 year old Andrew Lenard Hardesty with Murder.   On Tuesday, October 06, 2015, Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant for his arrest and recommended a $1,000,000 bond.  Hardesty is currently in the Bell County Jail on unrelated charges.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department